The Sound Bench: The Garden
During the Sustainability Week (3-8 May 2021) and until mid-summer, the bench will be placed in the Botanical Garden, where a site-specific sound artwork has been developed especially for the bench by the artist Jonna Hägg.
For several years Jonna Hägg has been exploring how the soundscape of the world in general is changing. Human sounds have become so pervasive on earth that we have created a third category just for them: anthropophony. In many landscapes, anthropophony dominates and drowns out the sounds of nature. Everything we build, our machines, engines and houses create new sounds that are integrated into the landscape. In this way they create new soundscapes, new melodies of nature, the nature of today.
The starting point for the work is the garden as a musical composition and (thematic) disharmony.
The sound installation is a collaboration between the Sound Environment Centre, the Botanical Garden in Lund and the Inter Arts Center, which produced the installation. Jonna Hägg is educated at Malmö Academy of Fine Arts.